archery in there lives, or have at least come into contact with it
through some medium. Whether reading a novel, watching a video, or
participating in archery themselves. For countless ages the bow and
arrow were the controlling factor for survival, whether in times of war
or in times of peace. Often mentioned in
history we see many civilizations that developed one form or another
ability to strike, with such strength, from a distance was
the reason and purpose of the bow and arrow. If one was simply hunting
provide provisions for their family through winter, or if it was
during one of the many battles in which archers were employed,
simply for the recreation of the sport, there were extremely
practical applications for such a tool.
rather decent explanation of the principles of physics involved in the
archery can be found at Wikipedia.
"When a projectile is
thrown by hand, the speed of the projectile is determined by the
imparted by the thrower's muscles
performing work. However, the energy must be imparted over a limited
distance (determined by arm length) and
therefore (because the projectile is accelerating) over a limited time,
so the limiting factor is not work but
rather power, which determined how much energy can be added in the
limited time available ...When
bow is used, the muscles can perform work much more slowly, resulting
force and greater work done. This work is stored in the bow as elastic potential energy, and when the
is released, this stored energy is imparted to the arrow much
more quickly than muscle would be
of, resulting in much higher velocity and greater distance...."
Take it with a grain of salt but the basic idea is correct.